Countdown to Graduation 2018

Washoe Inspire

Summer Hayes

Summer Hayes

June 15, 2018




“It's a bumpy road, but it smooths out once you actually put your effort into it. I just really am thankful for the peers, and my principal, and Washoe Inspire just for helping me get to where I am, and actually being able to graduate a year early, and all the help that I've received. They really helped me a lot.”



Sparks High School

Diego Navarro Muñoz

Diego Navarro Muñoz

June 14, 2018





“Being a first-generation Mexican-American, my parents didn't have the opportunity to get an education. So when they moved over here to the United States, I saw this as an opportunity to push myself and accomplish something that they would be proud of.”



McQueen High School

Madeline Reese

Madeline Reese

June 13, 2018




“: I want to be a politician, or I want to help people in other ways, like being a lawyer for environmental policy. Ultimately, I think my goal is to become a Supreme Court justice, but I can't have a lot of control over that, it's mostly if I get nominated, in 40 years from now. So that's like my dream ‘end goal.”



Reed High School

Brennin Switzer

Brennin Switzer

June 12, 2018




“I have thought about being a teacher, but the teacher that I think interests me the most would be a teacher for special needs kids, because I just feel like they need the most help, and not everyone understands that. I think that'd be something a really cool experience in life.”



Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology

Solin Issa

Lorenzo Arvisu

June 11, 2018




"I like how things work. I like math, I like science. English is ‘iffy,’ but it's still fun. And learning is just something that I don't think I could live without, really. I'll be going into UNR to study electrical engineering, and I might— I haven't decided yet—I might double-major or emphasize in computer science.”



Wooster High School

Solin Issa

Solin Issa

June 8, 2018




“I came with no English, but they don't kick you out of class. I just sat there, be quiet, did my work, just focused on what they say, be respectful of the class… the teachers are patient with the students, very much. I focused on my English, because if you get the language, you'll get everything. I'm thankful for everybody who helped me here at Wooster, or even in America.”



Spanish Springs High School

Kaitlyn Stout

Kaitlyn Stout

June 7, 2018




“I'm going to the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in political science. I want to be a lawyer, that's a lot of thanks to Mr. Berry, for doing mock trial. Political science, I think it's just really interesting, and it'd be great to become a lawyer and maybe one day become a federal judge or something like that.”



North Star Online School

Alex Toller

Alex Toller

June 6, 2018




“The beauty of math is just how everything comes together and how it relates to the world. It makes you think about the world in a totally different way. It's not just doing calculations with a calculator, no, it's really a new way of thinking. Like how you see what people do every day— it can be, everything can be modeled by math. It’s so amazing, really.”



Incline High School

Edgar and Adolfo

Rachael Homola

June 5, 2018




"I've just always wanted to just do as the best that I can, because I've always been very passionate about making it matter, making my high school education matter. I don't want to just go through the motions… I want to do the best that I possibly can so I can become the best version of myself that I can be.”



Hug High School

Edgar and Adolfo

Aaliyah Taylor

June 4, 2017





“I've always wanted to be in the medical professions when I was younger, and I've always wanted to be a surgeon, too. So being part of ROTC, it's made me want to become a trauma surgeon in the Army. That's something I'm really passionate about. “



Marvin Picollo School

Edgar and Adolfo

Willy Lopez Colocho

June 1, 2017




Joseph Doucette, Teacher: ““We are very encouraged by what Willie has shown, and are very excited for the opportunities that lie in front of him as he moves on to his future endeavors. We are just very happy to have Willie, and we wish him all the best.” “



RISE Academy

Edgar and Adolfo

Andrew Singh

May 31, 2017




“I feel like there are so many people supporting me throughout my life, including my family, my teachers, and my counselors… Taking classes at TMCC and RISE is, it can be stressful, because it's a lot on my plate, but I have learned by having so much on your plate, you learn to manage your time and to prioritize things. “



North Valleys High School

Edgar and Adolfo

Ty’ree Montrell Gaines

May 30, 2017






“Don't let anything—weather, Mother Nature, people, homework— don't let that push you down. Because there's always a tomorrow. Always gonna be a tomorrow. “



Damonte Ranch High School

Edgar and Adolfo

Ian Flores

May 29, 2017




“[Music has] always been a part of my life, and I couldn't imagine my life without it at this point. It has just been constant, day after day, wake up, practice, go to school, come home, practice a little bit more, go to bed. So it's all music. All music, all the time.” “



Innovations High School

Layla Woods

Layla Woods

May 25, 2017





“I want to work with kids, I want to advocate for the adolescents that everybody gives up on or that lose hope in themselves. Because nobody deserves to quit, and nobody deserves to be quit on.“



Reno High School

Eric Stapleton

Eric Stapleton

May 24, 2017





“My dream is to work at Walt Disney Studios. I'd love to be a story artist, I think their jobs are so amazing. That’s, you know, been the dream for a while now. I think just going into animation is… that's my dream.”



TMCC High School

Kim Tran

Kim Tran

May 23, 2017





“I want to make my own company one day, because I want to be able to collect a great team of people, all with great skills, different background, great ideas, and utilize their strengths. And together, make something amazing.”



Galena High School

Edgar and Adolfo

Edgar and Adolfo Gomez

May 22, 2017




Adolfo Gomez: “I felt like math is like a language everyone can speak if they really tried hard enough, so I devoted most of my science and math into a lot of harder, higher-level classes.”

Edgar Gomez: “When I look at a situation I tell myself, ‘How can I do this? How can I do this in a manner that I can succeed, and as well get the most beneficial outcome out of it?’ And as well as going towards something without fear.”